COVID-19 Testing Information - July 23, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Information - July 23, 2020

The following information was shared Thursday, July 23 with incoming fall 2020 undergraduate residents and their families. Please refer to the University's main Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page regularly for important campus information. 

Dear Wildcat,

Thank you for your continued understanding and patience as we work to finalize plans in preparation for the start of the fall semester. As we mentioned in our previous email, the August Move-In process is changing, and as we have updates we will share them with you:

The University will conduct a COVID-19 test of all campus housing residents when you get to campus, before you move into your dorm. 

Testing will help to minimize the potential exposure and spread of COVID-19 among our campus community. Do not come to campus, if at any time you (and/or a family member traveling with you) are sick

 

BEFORE You Come To Campus

We highly recommend you get tested prior to arriving on campus. This will allow you to isolate at home if you test positive. 

You should plan to obtain your test results just prior to leaving for campus for Move-In. 

 

IF YOU RECEIVE A NEGATIVE TEST RESULT prior to move-in day: 

  • Come to campus on your assigned move-in day. You will still be required to take a COVID-19 test on campus prior to being permitted to check-in at your dorm. Details regarding this process will be shared soon.
  • Prior to move-in day, if you receive a negative test result but are feeling ill, please do not come to campus until your isolation period is over or you have been cleared by a healthcare provider. (In this case please contact Housing to let them know about your delayed arrival.)

 

IF YOU RECEIVE A POSITIVE TEST RESULT prior to move-in day: 

  • Do not come to campus. 
  • Let Housing know immediately so we can hold your fall semester dorm room assignment. 
  • You must stay home and quarantine until you receive a negative test, or you are symptom-free for a minimum of 10 days. 

 

When You ARRIVE On Campus

You will receive an antigen test and the results prior to check-in at your dorm. 

 

IF YOU RECEIVE A NEGATIVE TEST RESULT:

  • You will move in to your dorm room.

 

IF YOU RECEIVE A POSITIVE TEST RESULT:

  • If you have a positive result upon arriving to campus you will go directly to our isolation dorm for a minimum of 10 days.
    • If students are local or have the ability to go home, we encourage you to do so for the duration of your isolation period.
    • If going home is not an option, positive testing students will be moved to an isolation dorm.
    • All students isolating on campus will have access to a virtual healthcare provider.
    • The Resident Assistant (RA) from the students assigned dorm will remain the student’s RA and will provide virtual support to the student throughout their stay in the isolation dorm.
    • Students will be connected to the Student Unions meal delivery service, which allows them to order meals online to be delivered to their room in the isolation dorm (three meals delivered once per day).
    • You must be released by your UA healthcare provider before being allowed to move back to your permanent dorm assignment.
    • Your fall semester dorm room assignment will be held for you and Housing will help you move once you are through with isolation.
    • You may be subject to additional testing during this time.
 
 

IF YOU RECEIVE AN INVALID TEST RESULT:

If there is an issue with the test or if you received an invalid test result, this means there was a problem with the sample, and a result could not be generated. You will need to be retested and will be provided with more information at that time.

 
 

Rent/Refunds

There will be no Housing rent changes or refunds for move-in delay or isolation due to COVID-19.

 

Cancellation

If you no longer plan to live in campus housing next year, please click on the ‘Cancel Housing Application’ link in My UAHome and follow the prompts to cancel your Undergrad 2020-21 housing application.

 

Contact Us

If you have specific questions or concerns that are not addressed here, please contact us at housing@arizona.edu

 

We thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented time. We will share additional information about Move-In (including Move-In dates) with you soon.

Housing & Residential Life